Shortlist to be announced on December 12 By Nsikan Ikpe   Nine African leaders have made the longlist in the 2018 edition of the African Leader of the Year contest. They are President Joao Lourenco of Angola, President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana,...
ANC, Ramaphosa may yet win in 2019 polls By Tasie Theodore   Reports of South Africa's Parliament currently endorsing the controversial land reforms proposal is joining with Tuesday's news of a 2.2 percent resurgent GDP growth momentum in South Africa to give...
  By Nsikan Ikpe There is yet no reprieve for the Central African nation of Gabon in the dispute over the authentic leadership of the country, with the President, Ali Bongo, yet domiciled in Morocco. This is despite a visit by the...
Central African nation enmeshed in rumours over President's ill-health By Nsikan Ikpe   A planned strike by a trade union coalition in Gabon is very likely to compound the Central African nation's political troubles, The Difference can report. The strike which is being...
How much longer can Uzoma Dozie hold out? By Akpo Ometan   A flurry of high-wire intrigues went on underground before the formal announcement Friday that the Nigeria-originating lender, Diamond Bank was swapping its international operational banking licence for a national one,...
Nigeria not out of the woods - World Bank By Nsikan Ikpe   The continuing crisis of insecurity in the country and the practice of importing large volumes of refined petroleum products into the country continue to affect Nigeria's prospects for sound...
Senegal moves to receive returning artefacts as it opens new Museum on December 6 By Nsikan Ikpe   In the next few days, Senegal would be commissioning what it terms the biggest museum of black civilization on the continent. Dubbed the¬†Museum of...
Chinese nationals charged for bribery By Nsikan Ikpe   More bottlenecks have reportedly emerged on the way of the very ambitious trans-East African rail link that sources say would eventually connect¬†Kenya to landlocked South Sudan, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi...
'The Saudi Crown Prince's visit is insulting!' By Nsikan Ikpe   Tunisians have taken to the streets in protests against a planned visit by the Saudi crown prince who is at the centre of the criminal extermination of journalist, Jamal Kashogg. The protests...
Roadmap to the Nigeria of my dream By Richard Mammah   The long-awaited 2019 presidential polls are here with us and with it comes the burden of setting an agenda for our nation going forward.   But I will write this piece in installments....

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